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The Resnick Sustainability Institute (RSI) advances global sustainability through transformational science, engineering, and education. We prioritize research across campus that addresses challenges and opportunities associated with climate change and the stewardship of natural resources. The fundamental insights gained are directed towards implementation and scale-up for real-world impact.


Research

RSI research is broadly focused on four interconnected initiatives, where Caltech researchers are poised to provide uniquely impactful science and technology solutions.

RSI Fellow working in Prof. Atwater's Lab
Caltech/AAR

Sunlight to Everything

Supporting science and engineering to make materials and build systems that harness sunlight while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and facilitating carbon drawdown.

OCO-Craft data from space
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Climate Science

Supporting science and engineering to diagnose, adapt to, and mitigate against climate change.

Ocean Research Vessel and Team
Image courtesy Jacki Moonves

Water Resources

Supporting science and engineering to improve our ability to predict, manage, and improve availability of fresh water.

bacteria colonizing the roots of a corn plant
D. Dar

Ecology and Biosphere Engineering

Supporting science and engineering to understand, restore and sustain the biosphere.



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Rocket Fund

Learn about the Rocket Fund

Helping young companies grow their businesses through a supportive community of collaborators providing educational and financial support.

Data Plot Imagery courtesy Jacqueline Dowling
J. Dowling

Explore Research Highlights

Browse research highlights from RSI Graduate Research and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Resnick Fellows Meet Up in Jorgensen Lobby
Caltech/AAR

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